Everyone Who Makes This Skillet Dinner Says They'll "Definitely Make It Again"Recipes
If you’re new to cooking with cabbage (or steadfast skeptic), I encourage you to give this kielbasa and cabbage one-skillet dinner a try. Watch the crunchy crucifer turn tender, golden, and buttery alongside smoky sliced sausage and a sprinkle of caraway seeds, and you’ll be hooked. And since apples and mustard are classic accompaniments to both kielbasa and cabbage, finish this 30-minute meal with a splash of sweet and tangy apple cider vinegar and whole-grain mustard.
Mar 7, 2024
My German Christmas Bread Is the One Thing I Make Every YearRecipes
It was only a few years back when my mom first decided to bake stollen for Christmas morning. Traditionally, she baked her signature coffee cake after stockings, but with a house filled with more holiday guests than usual, she decided to expand the morning menu.I can still remember her kneading the dough on the 23rd, and when I later walked past the countertop, I encountered the most supple, glistening dome of dough I had ever seen.
Dec 15, 2023
This German Mulled Wine Is the Coziest, Most Heartwarming Holiday DrinkRecipes
Look to the people who survive winters with only a few hours of sunlight each day for the coziest winter drink.
Dec 5, 2023
This Slow Cooker Mulled Wine Will Make You So CozyRecipes
And it's so easy!
Dec 4, 2023
Mason Jar Sauerkraut Is Surprisingly So Easy to MakeRecipes
When life gives you cabbage...
Oct 2, 2023
Weekend Recipe: Sauerbraten for OktoberfestRecipes
It’s that time of the year when people around the world go to German beer halls and German restaurants to celebrate Oktoberfest. Are you in the mood to try some homemade German cuisine this weekend? Try sauerbraten! The word means “sour roast,” and the dish is a roast beef that is marinated in vinegar and then braised. In the old days, sauerbraten was made with venison or horsemeat; today, most people use beef.
Jul 25, 2023
Oven-Baked German Pancakes = Your Weekend Morning PlansRecipes
The contrast between crispy edges and custardy center is irresistible.
Nov 23, 2022
Better-than-the-Box Vanilla WafersRecipes
Never buy the boxed kind again.
Nov 22, 2022
Fluffy Drop Dumplings Turn Soup into a MealRecipes
You only need four ingredients.
Aug 30, 2022
This Classic German Potato Salad Has an Unforgettable Hot Bacon DressingRecipes
Make this salad your new go-to potluck dish.
May 19, 2022
Easy Air Fryer BratsRecipes
They're perfectly cooked, every time.
Mar 18, 2022
Homemade Potato DumplingsRecipes
A cozy and comforting alternative to mashed potatoes.
Jan 29, 2022
Classic German SauerbratenRecipes
The key gravy ingredient: gingersnap cookies!
Jan 12, 2022
These versatile little German dumplings are as cute as a button.
Jan 8, 2022
I’ve Been Living in Germany for 5 Years and These Are My Favorite German Cookbooks for Holiday Baking
For pfeffernüsse, streuselkuchen, and more!
Dec 10, 2021
Instead of Making Gingerbread This Year, Try Chocolate-Glazed LebkuchenRecipes
It's richer, softer, and chewier than gingerbread cookies.
Nov 8, 2021
I Love This Induction-Friendly, German-Made Frying Pan More than My Cast Iron SkilletTools
It's oven-safe and incredibly durable, too.
Jul 27, 2021
My Space-Wasting Spätzle Maker Is My Favorite Kitchen Tool
"I won't clear out space for a salad spinner, but my spätzle maker will always have a spot in a drawer."
Mar 11, 2021
10 More Cleaning Tips from German Grandmothers
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Have you ever heard of belüften?
Jan 7, 2021
13 Cleaning Tips You Should Steal from My German Grandmother
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
“There’s no problem you can’t solve on your own with things you already have on hand.”
Nov 21, 2020
How to Make an Intensely Chocolatey Black Forest Cake at HomeRecipes
The classic cake is the perfect combination of tart cherries, light whipped cream, and decadent dark chocolate.
Jun 30, 2020
Recipe: Slow Cooker Sausages with Peppers and OnionsRecipes
When I think of my travels in Germany, I think of beers, brats, and mustard, and it’s still that satisfying trinity that I crave when the weather starts to cool down. Throwing everything into a slow cooker means I can come back to tender sausages that have been gently braising in beer, with a pile of sweet peppers and onions coated in grainy mustard right on top.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Schnitzel and Pear Salad with Wheat Beer VinaigretteRecipes
Tucked into a mix of chopped romaine, ruffled frisée, sweet red pear, and pungent blue cheese, crispy schnitzel brings some Oktoberfest flair to the dinner table.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: German Slow Cooker Pot Roast (Sauerbraten)Recipes
When it comes to fall comfort food, it doesn’t get much better than sauerbraten, the traditional German pot roast. An ideal candidate for the slow cooker, this hearty, sturdy cut of beef is transformed into an ultra-tender meal, flavored with the aromas of warm red wine and bright vinegar. Because tougher cuts of beef, like chuck and bottom round, are favored for this German favorite, sauerbraten is an ideal candidate for the slow cooker.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Black Forest Ham and Cheese Breakfast CasseroleRecipes
This hearty strata is our seasonal take on the classic ham and cheese breakfast casserole. Laced with Black Forest ham and nutty Gruyère, and built on a foundation of pumpernickel and sourdough bread, this version uses spicy mustard to give the eggs a zippy boost. The beauty of this recipe is how easily it delivers a hot breakfast to the table in the morning.
Jan 29, 2020
These German-Inspired Slow Cooker Short Ribs Are Begging for Mashed PotatoesRecipes
It's the ultimate cozy winter meal.
Jan 24, 2020
Recipe: German-Style Lemony CheesecakeRecipes
Swap the graham crackers for a biscuit crust!
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Black Forest CupcakesRecipes
Modeled after the classic German Black Forest layer cake, these chocolate cupcakes deliver a spongy cake stuffed with a sweet cherry filling, a light and fluffy whipped cream topping, and the requisite shower of shaved chocolate. If you were looking for a new take on chocolate cupcakes, this is it. Like layer cakes, these filled cupcakes are best made over the course of two days.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Easter Bread with Raisins and Sugar CubesRecipes
This gorgeously burnished sweet bread has been an Easter tradition in Aachen, Germany’s westernmost city, since medieval times. Its name is derived from the local dialect’s word for Easter (Posch), combined with Weck, a regional term for white bread rolls. Poschweck therefore simply means “Easter bread.
Jan 21, 2020
What I Bring Home When I Travel to GermanyKitchen
You might think a suitcase coming from Germany would be filled to the brim with porky products and pilsner, and perhaps some horseradish-laced mustard and a Bavarian pretzel or two. Not so for me. When I come back from Deutschland, my bag is filled with sweet treats. I grew up traveling to Germany. My mother was born there, in a tiny village in the Rhineland near the French border. My dad, who is American, joined the army and was posted in her small town.
Dec 17, 2019
Why Apple Cake Is Better than Apple PiePeople
My lack of very essential American food experiences is something of a running joke around the office. I don’t own a microwave or a slow cooker; I have never eaten meatloaf or, until recently, spaghetti squash (it’s delicious, it turns out, especially when it’s dressed with a creamy, tomatoey sauce); I have been to Trader Joe’s probably once in my life, which is also the number of times I have eaten a Big Mac; and I have yet to try an Egg McMuffin.
Dec 17, 2019
From Ajiaco to Za’atar: Around the World in 30 SoupsSkills
We've teamed up with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globe-trotting adventure highlighting soups from across the globe.
Dec 3, 2019
Recipe: Sunken Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen)Recipes
There are countless apple cakes in Germany, but this one, in which a rather plain batter rises up and bakes around sliced apples, has to be one of the most popular.
Sep 27, 2019
Is This What Grocery Stores Will Look Like in the Future?Groceries
What if it was easy to eliminate packaging waste just by going to the right grocery store? And what if you could choose the right amount of food at a grocery store so you didn’t have to throw out the excess food when it went bad? A new concept grocery store in Berlin, Original Unverpackt, tackles these objectives with an impressive zero-waste policy. If anything, it’s surprising that something like this doesn’t already exist.
May 30, 2019
If You Find Yourself in Frankfurt, Here’s What to Eat and DrinkPeople
When considering Germany’s regional cuisines, Bavaria and the Black Forest are top of mind, but while both are important, there is far more to Germany’s gastronomic traditions than Schweinhaxen and Weisswurst. Frankfurt and the region it lies in, Hesse, is in fact my favorite part of Germany to eat. When most Americans think of Frankfurt, they tend to think of banks and book fairs. I, on the other hand, think of delicious rustic meals of Handkäse and Apfelwein.
May 24, 2019
The Best Easter Traditions Come from GermanyPeople
The culmination of the Lenten period that begins much earlier in the year, on Ash Wednesday (February 10 this year), Easter is a joyous holiday with candy, culinary delights, and animal folklore. And while each country has its own unique customs, Germany’s Easter traditions deserve particular recognition. It was, after all, in western Germany that the Easter bunny, or rather Osterhase, was born.
May 24, 2019
10 German Dishes and How to Pronounce ThemPeople
The German language is full of potential pitfalls and missteps, some more innocuous than others. J.F.K. might have said “Ich bin ein Berliner,” but no one really thought he was a jelly donut. In fact, in Berlin, a donut is actually a Pfannkuchen, which translates as “pancake,” and if you order a Pfannkuchen in Bonn, you’ll get a crepe.
May 24, 2019
5 Things Nearly Every German Has in Her FridgePeople
First: If you’re imagining a full-sized American fridge, stop right there. Most apartments come only with a mini refrigerator, like the one you probably had in college. My current refrigerator isn’t tall enough to ride a roller coaster. Is it because kitchens are smaller? Is it the fact that Germans don’t refrigerate a lot of things that Americans do? Who knows why, but it means that the few items that earn a permanent place in the fridge are chosen all the more carefully.
May 24, 2019
The Best German Liqueur You’ve Never Heard OfPeople
Everybody knows about Jägermeister, but what about other German herbal alcohols? As it turns out, Jäger is only the tip of the iceberg. Kräuterlikör, or herbal liqueurs, have been around since the middle ages when monks developed alcoholic concoctions to combat various ailments. Some people actually liked the medicinal taste and a tradition was born.
May 24, 2019
The Ingenious German Way to Do DinnerPeople
German food evokes strong opinions. Encased meats, starchy noodle and potato dishes, and pickled things — it’s not exactly the sexiest food. Although, I might argue, what’s not to love about encased meats, starchy noodle and potato dishes, and pickled things? (Not to mention, there’s a whole lot more to German food.) Regardless of your feelings about German food in general, there is one German food tradition that is completely ingenious: Abendbrot.
May 24, 2019
This $5 Plastic Container Changed How I Eat DinnerKitchen
There are many ways living in Germany has changed my life, but the greatest change came from a most unexpected source: a cheese box. How has a five-Euro plastic container made such a huge impact on my dinner habits and well-being? And what makes a cheese box so superior to a dedicated cheese drawer in your refrigerator? A cheese box is ingenious because you can fill it with cheese from the market and put it straight on your dinner table — that’s why.
May 24, 2019
Is the Döner Kebab More German than Currywurst?People
Germany is, of course, known for its Wurst. But its sausage obsession goes beyond your standard Brats. There are Knackwursts and Bierwursts, Liverwursts and Weisswursts, and in Berlin, where I live, the most street-food snack love goes to Currywurst. But sausage isn’t the only meaty treat in town. For disco-loving Berliners, the preferred late-night repast is actually the Döner Kebab. But which is better? Read on — and decide for yourself.
May 24, 2019
Pumpernickel Is Just One of Germany’s 3,240 BreadsPeople
Germany’s baking heritage is a big deal. In 2014, the Central Association of German Bakers petitioned UNESCO to add German baking to the list of “intangible cultural heritages.” In 2015, three Saxon bakers were added to the list. It makes sense: After all, a traditional German meal plan stars bread at least two meals a day, typically Frühstück (or breakfast) and Abendbrot, which translates as “evening bread.
May 24, 2019
Does Wearing Lederhosen Make Drinking Beer More Fun?People
We looked to Instagram to find out.
May 24, 2019
3 Ways to Drink Like a German This WinterPeople
In America, there’s no place like home for the holidays. But all across Europe, the early months of winter bring locals out of their houses and into the streets to shop and stroll and taste seasonal treats at the holiday markets. In Prague, pork browns on a spit roast; in Copenhagen, Danes eat jam-filled ebelskiver doughnuts; and in Germany, they drink. Nowhere are the libations as numerous — or as strong — as at a German Christkindlmarkt.
May 24, 2019
Glühwein Is the Taste of Christmas in GermanyRecipes
When it comes to holiday drinking, eggnog is only the beginning. Many cultures and cuisines proudly claim a Christmas punch and this week we’re bringing you The Global Punch Bowl with five festive punches, each with a story of their own. When the sun starts to set at 4 p.m. and the grass is frosty in the morning, it can be difficult to look on the bright side (there are so few hours of sunlight, after all!). But there’s a silver lining to this dark and chilly season: mulled wine.
May 24, 2019
5 Steps to a Stress-Free Christmas, the German WayPeople
In London, where I’m from, the advent of Christmas is marked by frenzy. Tinsel gleams in shopping malls, lights flash, and pale turkeys line supermarket refrigerators waiting to be roasted. Everyone panics. But in Germany, where I now live, Christmas is a quieter affair. I’ve spent the last few holiday seasons in a small Bavarian village, surrounded by the solemn Alps and hushed blankets of snow. It’s not just the setting, however. The Germans do Christmas differently.
May 24, 2019
It’s “American Week” at Aldi Germany, and Here’s What They’re SellingGroceries
Grocery-store theme weeks usually do nothing for me. When I’m looking for milk and avocados, I don’t particularly care if the store management has gotten really excited about the World Cup or tailgating this week — but I just found an exception to this rule. Apparently it’s “American Week” at Aldi in Germany, and the”American foods” they’re selling are totally hilarious. It’s basically Homer Simpson week at Aldi Germany.
May 24, 2019
Bavarian Rhapsody: A German Menu for Your Personal OktoberfestRecipes
Whether it's a hearty pot roast or a dozen gorgeous Black Forest cupcakes, these Oktoberfest recipes are here to help you celebrate the flavors of Germany.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Lemon Spritz CookiesRecipes
Spritz cookies are a busy baker’s best friend. The ingenious contraption of a cooke press allows you to create different shapes of cookies so that you have a wide variety of cookie designs, all with very little effort. While the standard vanilla-flavored spritz cookies are delicious, simply adding some fresh lemon juice and zest to the dough gives it a bright flavor that’s welcome on any cookie plate.
May 1, 2019
How To Make Spritz CookiesRecipes
Spritz cookies, sometimes called butter spritz or pressed butter cookies, are pretty, petite cookies with a tender, crisp crumb and a rich butter flavor. Spritz originates from the German word Spritzen, which literally means “to squirt.” Although credit goes to the Germans for the invention of the cookie press, many other countries have shared in the holiday traditions of these cookies. Often, spritz cookie presses and recipes are passed down through generations.
May 1, 2019
The Super-Strong Vinegar German Moms Use to CleanKitchen
Here at Kitchn, I feel like we’ve established that German moms are superior cleaners. They clean things right away, aren’t afraid to get on their hands and knees, and vacuum their floors with military precision. So recently I grilled a German girlfriend of mine, Steffi, who has two little kids the same age as mine, on her cleaning techniques.
May 1, 2019
These 6 Cookbooks Are Your Ticket to the Cheapest Vacation EverPeople
With the last days of summer still ahead of us and the heat sticking to our backs, you might think grilling, grilling, and grilling are your only options for dinner. But picking at grilled chicken while scrolling through everyone else’s vacation photos is a straight path to lunacy.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: German Beer and Cheese Soup (Bierkäsesuppe)Recipes
Around the World in 30 Soups: This month we’re collaborating with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globetrotting adventure in soups from countries and cuisines around the world. Today’s stop: Germany. Chef power couple Jeremy and Jessica Nolen, authors of New German Cooking, offer up a crowd favorite from their restaurant that ties together the German soup traditions we crave the most: beer, cheese, and bread. All in one bowl!
Apr 30, 2019
The Super-Strong Vinegar German Moms Use to CleanPeople
Here at Kitchn, I feel like we’ve established that German moms are superior cleaners. They clean things right away, aren’t afraid to get on their hands and knees, and vacuum their floors with military precision. So recently I grilled a German girlfriend of mine, Steffi, who has two little kids the same age as mine, on her cleaning techniques.
Jul 30, 2017
Recipe: Sauerkraut and Sausage RollRecipes
The most important thing you need to know about this recipe is that it comes together in under six minutes and involves hearty sausage, tangy sauerkraut, sweet roasted red peppers, and plenty of grainy mustard, just for good measure. Oh, and it’s all tucked inside a tender pretzel roll to gild the lily, because lunches need that sometimes. Starting with fully cooked chicken sausage means that this recipe is really just about assembly.
Jun 9, 2017
What Do Brits Know About German Beer?People
It’s that time of year: the nights are getting darker earlier, the temperatures are dropping, and Oktoberfest is happening at a bar near you. On one such recent evening, I was joined at a German-themed bar, Loreley, in New York’s Lower East Side, by Alex Gallafent, a British friend (whose latest one-man show, The Dilletante, will be performed on November 20 at the PIT Loft in New York).
Oct 27, 2016
In Germany, You Eat Cake Every DayKitchen
Cakes, among other sweet treats, are a hugely important part of German culture. The next step to getting to know someone in Germany isn’t getting together at home for cocktails, like in France, or for dinner, like in the United States, but for cake and coffee on a weekend afternoon. Across the country people still bake tray-size cakes for the Sunday afternoon Kaffeezeit (coffee time) with their friends and family.
Oct 13, 2016
Recipe: Jacques Pépin’s Pork Schnitzel with Crispy Rice CoatingRecipes
When I was flipping through chef Jacques Pépins’s newest cookbook, Heart & Soul in the Kitchen, this recipe immediately jumped out to me. I love crispy pork schnitzel, but using rice cakes as an alternative to bread crumbs or flour for the breading? I needed to try this immediately. Jacques says, “I make this recipe with boneless pork loin steaks or chops.
Oct 23, 2015
Recipe: Sausage & Sauerkraut PizzaRecipes
There’s a remarkable little pizza joint near my house. They have a big wood-fired oven crammed into a restaurant the size of a walk-in closet. There are three tables pushed against the wall, and a few seats at the bar, pressed up beside that blazing oven. Oh, and you enter through a convenience store, sidling past Diet Coke and bubblegum into this dimly-lit, miniature pizza parlor.
Oct 11, 2012
Store Review: Lehr’s German SpecialtiesSan FranciscoGroceries
If you’re in San Francisco and you have a hankering for Kinder eggs, elderflower syrup, some spaetzle, and a copy of Der Spiegel, have we got the store for you.In Noe Valley at the corner of Church and 28th, just a stone’s throw from the MUNI J-Line is Lehr’s German Specialties, a quaint little shop on a quiet street in San Francisco flanked by Victorian row houses. They have tons of German candies – Kinder eggs, marzipan, and other German chocolates.
Sep 12, 2008
Kielbasa And Cabbage Skillet
Kielbasa And Cabbage Skillet
Feb 20, 2020
Classic German Apple Cake
Classic German Apple Cake
Aug 23, 2017